Your Practical Guide to UV Testing (eBook)
UV Testing Guide
UV Testing Guide was created by Micom Laboratories to educate manufacturers about how to test for potential adverse UV light effects on their products. To test how products are affected by UV light, material testing laboratories use accelerated aging in a simulated lab environment.
What is Accelerated aging?
Accelerated aging is a broad type of testing that uses amplified adverse conditions to increase the rate of aging of materials and products. Amplified adverse conditions can be environmental in nature (such as sun, heat, cold, salted water, vibrations, etc.) or simulate accelerated wear and tear or a combination thereof. The goal is to estimate quickly the products and materials expectable service life or to understand unexpected field failures.
The process of accelerated aging of products and materials can be accomplished in various ways depending on the type of material or product being tested, the intended use as well as the ambient conditions present while using the material or product.
Why is UV Testing Important?
Consumer and industrial products include numerous materials that respond differently to natural sun light. UV Testing enables manufacturers to better understand and predict how their products will react to different light exposure (crack, fade, deteriorate, etc). In addition, accelerated aging helps to better predict the overall life-span of a product under different simulated atmospheric environments.
What is included in the Practical Guide to UV Testing?
- What is accelerated aging?
- What are the basic rules of accelerated aging (temperature, dark cycles, water)?
- What is UV Exposure and Sunlight?
- What are solar exposure variations?
- What is the chemistry of the environment?
- Why is UV Testing important?
- How is UV Testing done in a laboratory?
- What is Carbon Arc?
- What is Xenon Arc?
- What is a time compression factor?
- What are the experimental parameters to specify when doing Xenon Arc testing?
- What is a fluorescent light exposure?
- The difference between ASTM G155 and ASTM G154 tests and when to use them?
- How to prepare a UV test plan?
- What is UV aging and quality control?
- When to retest a UV Test on a product?
- What is Xenon Arc UV Aging?
- Additional Test Methods, Practices and Specifications
- Fluorescent UV light exposure test methods
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